Regarding priority measures such as prevention of the spread of new corona measures, the government plans to extend 17 prefectures such as Osaka until next month 6th, while 5 prefectures such as Okinawa will cancel it, and officially decided on the 18th after consulting with experts. I'm going to do it.

Of the 36 prefectures to which priority measures such as prevention of spread are applied for the new corona measures, 21 prefectures will reach the deadline of 20 days.

Prior to this, Prime Minister Kishida discussed with related ministers such as Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Goto and Minister in Charge of Japan's new corona on the 17th, and 16 prefectures such as Kansai 3 prefectures, Hokkaido and Fukuoka, whose deadline is 20th, are 27th this month. With Wakayama, which will reach its deadline, it will be extended until the 6th of next month, while the five prefectures of Okinawa, Yamagata, Shimane, Yamaguchi, and Oita have confirmed the policy of canceling the deadline on the 20th.

On the 18th, the government will consult with the "Basic Coping Policy Subcommittee" made up of experts on infectious diseases, and if consent is obtained, it will formally decide after reporting and questioning in the Diet.

As a result, the deadline for priority measures will be 6th next month in 31 prefectures including 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures such as Tokyo.

Prime Minister Kishida said on the 17th, "I think that it is possible to cancel without waiting for the 6th of next month. Actually, I will make a decision after grasping the situation firmly." Will continue to work on improving infection status and bed utilization to lift priority measures.